Thursday, July 12, 2012

Pin-Up Thursday

Happy Thursday! Hopefully you have stopped in and entered my great big anniversary giveaway. If you have not, what are you waiting for? Click on the graphic below so that you can! Some of my awesome friends are helping me give away great items.


I also wanted to shout out Lacie B. at Polka Dots & Pencils who is having a giveaway as well. She helped me here with mine, and I graciously returned the favor. Over there, I’m giving a way my new product First Day Frenzy, which you check out at my TPT and TN stores. Click the image below to enter her giveaway.

I promise I’m getting to Pin-Up Thursday…

Just wanted to tell you about my newest product, First Grade Common Core Reading and Math Standards at my TPT and TN stores. (shh…this might be tomorrow’s Friday Freebie).


And sidenote: I have 200 followers now! Get out of town!

Now, finally…to Pin-Up Thursdays.


My pin this week is such a wonderful writing activity that I think my students will love, and it can be an early finisher activity as well.

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It is described as “Whole class journals..each student can write in them on a certain topic and the class can read them at different time.” As you can see on the labels, the teacher creates a topic and applies it to the front of the notebook. The students are asked to write a paragraph or two (for my firsties it may not be able to be that long) about the topic. The label then says “When we aren’t writing in this journal, we will be reading it.” Since I started teaching, I’ve always pushed writing to my students. It is such a critical skill even in first grade where I’m trying to set the foundation for their basic writing skills. And besides practicing writing, I think the kids will have fun writing their sentences and reading their peers’ responses to the topics. I guess I need to head to Walmart’s school supply section and pick up a few notebook, right?

Well, what interesting things have you found on Pinterest? Leave the Pinterest link below or, if you are using this as a linky, leave the link to your your blog post about this topic. I will re-pin all links to my Pinterest page.



  1. Ooh I'm excited to see your 1st Grade Reading & Math CC standards tomorrow!! :)
    Learning Is Something to Treasure

  2. I love this idea and I'm going to have to steal it. I'm your newest follower. If you get a chance visit my blog "Calling Plays in 2nd Grade"


  3. Hello! I am your newest follower. I would love you to follow back!